Community Wessex provides a range of personalised social care services to people with autism and other developmental disorders, learning disabilities and associated mental health problems. These services include residential care homes and our Community Support Service, which operates across the region and supports young people through the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Information & Advice
Anyone can contact our Advocacy and Advice Service to receive free information about autism-related issues ranging from diagnosis and behaviour to education, employment and benefits. We also run free training workshops for parents and carers of people with autism, to equip them with the relevant knowledge and skills.
We offer a range of training courses for individuals, parents and professionals working with or caring for people with autism. Our training services include a 16-week parent-training course, an Autism Foundation Course relevant to a variety of practitioners, and our Annual Conference for parents, carers and professionals.
Our support groups enable parents and carers of people with autism to meet others in similar situations. We also organise drop-in groups across the region for adults with Asperger syndrome. These friendly get-togethers involve social and leisure activities as well as advice and information sessions.